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Kids can participate in a free Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at Pottery Barn. Kids will love crafting their very own Valentine’s Day cards. Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th 10am – 2pm, while supplies last. Check out all the information here.
Plan ahead! February 23rd is National Pancake Day at IHOP! From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., they’ll give you one free short stack (three pancakes) of their famous buttermilk pancakes. They do ask that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.
Click here to sign up for a free sample of Perricone M.D. skin care products. They seem to have some pretty cool stuff!
Proctor & Gamble is at it again… love how generous they are with the coupons! Spend $50 on their products and receive $100 worth of coupons in the mail. I have done this before and they were some GREAT coupons!
You will need to purchase $50 in P&G Products to qualify- this might sound like alot, but remember this is BEFORE coupons and rebates. Fill out the form and mail your proof in to receive $100 in P&G Brand Coupons! The rebate info is scheduled to be included with the February 21 P&G Insert so don’t start shopping until then (plus there will be coupons in the paper that day for their products!)!
Proctor and Gamble make more products than you might think- check out the list here!
I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.
“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the story of Arkad, a man who started out as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the king of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.
The lessons Arkad teaches them he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.
Cure #3 – Make Thy Gold Multiply (A Frugal Chick’s Translation: Make Your Money Work For You!)
So now that you have cut back your expenses, your purse is getting a little bit fatter. You are sleeping better because you know if you car breaks down you can pay cash for the repairs. But that money tucked under your mattress isn’t growing. It’s time to earn some interest.
The safest suggestion: an interest bearing savings account at a federally insured bank (FDIC) or credit union (NCUA). Check Bankrate.com and you can compare both online and local banks’ rates. Or if you like the bank you are already using, stick with them. By putting your nest egg in an insured savings account (make sure to check withdrawal conditions) you will have access to your money when you need it.
If you want to lock it in for a certain time period (they will get you with penalties if you take it out early) Certificates of Deposit, or CDs, are a great option. You can also compare CD rates on Bankrate.com. Make sure you check the term and the penalty amounts, but some banks you can get CDs for terms as short as 3 months.
There are dozens of other options for this and I am not a financial advisor, so I would suggest you contact someone trustworthy who works with money professionally and ask them. A financial advisor is a very valuable tool and a great lead in to Cure #4!
It’s a great deal, but kind of complicated for me to explain. So I am going to let Coupon Cravings do it for me!
It is the beginning of the month, so all the coupons on the coupons.com link on this website have been updated. Click the “see all coupons” part on the top of the picture and take a look at all the great coupons available! Here are just a few of them:
$1/2 Kraft Cheeses
Weight Watchers products
$1/1 Good Earth Tea
$1/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothies
$.50/1 Green Giant Steamers
$.75/1 Cheerios cereal
Games and Toys: $4/1 Scrabble, $4/1 Monopoly and others
$1/1 Caribou Coffee
$1.50/1 Steamfresh Meals
Enjoy the new coupons!
From February 1st through 14th, the first 500,000 people who sign up for the new Denny’s Rewards program online will receive a free burger and fries available March 1st through March 7th, 2010. Click here for the info!
Milk coupons are pretty rare, so I would print this one for Borden Milk before they run out!
Click on the link on the bottom left hand side to get your coupon! This could be very valuable doubled or tripled!